Movie Reviews Archive

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Olympic Dreams’

Review by Cole Clay Shooting a narrative film at the Olympics seems like an impossible task, but not for filmmakers Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas (TRACKTOWN) who had unprecedented access to the Olympic village at the 2018 Pyeongchang games in South Korea. They recruited ...Read More

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Villains’

Review by Cole Clay Before you read any further, VILLAINS is a darkly comic blast. This home invasion thriller has some twists and turns, but its predictability doesn’t get in the way of the comedy, the performances and the filmmaking craft of directing duo ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Never Grow Old’

Review by Bradley Smith John Cusack and Emile Hirsch star in this gritty and dull western where “Never Grow Old” should be the new motto of a once-peaceful frontier town when an outlaw and his gang move into town. Though “outlaw” may be debatable ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Park’

Review by Adrina Palmer “Wonder Park” tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. While “Wonder Park” may appear to be just another cutesy movie for kids, the plot includes a bit ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Five Feet Apart’

Greetings again from the darkness. The all-too-familiar sick/dying teenager genre is frequently associated with Lifetime Channel movies or something of that ilk. What sets this one apart (and above) many in the slew of similarly themed movies is the script, and more so, two ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Chimera Strain’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler Quint (Henry Ian Cusick) is a scientist who’s gone mad after his wife, Jessie (Karishma Ahluwalia) and children Miles (Raviv Haeems) and Flora (Kaavya Jayaram), fall ill. He tries to cure his children, who are in the beginning stages of ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Climax’

Greetings again from the darkness. A wounded, bleeding, hysterical woman is seen crawling through the snow. She’s not dressed appropriately for the weather, and it’s apparent she’s suffered some type of trauma. This opening shot is from a bird’s eye view, and it’s the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Mission Of Honor’

Greetings again from the darkness. The true story of the Polish fighter pilots who helped the Royal Air Force (RAF) win the Battle of Britain in WWII is certainly fascinating and deserves telling. However, the budget constraints are a hindrance to this production, and ...Read More